Terms Used In North Carolina General Statutes > Chapter 15A > Article 16
- affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- Aggrieved person: means a person who was a party to any intercepted wire, oral, or electronic communication or a person against whom the interception was directed. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-286
- appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
- Attorney General: means the Attorney General of the State of North Carolina, unless otherwise specified. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-286
- complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Contents: when used with respect to any wire, oral, or electronic communication means and includes any information concerning the substance, purport, or meaning of that communication. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-286
- contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
- Copy: means all identical versions of a document created or existing in paper form, including the original and all other identical versions of the document in paper form. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-101.1
- corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
- damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic, Internet, or similar capabilities. See North Carolina General Statutes 15A-101.1
- Electronic communication: means any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photoelectronic, or photooptical system that affects interstate or foreign commerce but does not include:
North Carolina General Statutes 15A-286
- state: when applied to the different parts of the United States, shall be construed to extend to and include the District of Columbia and the several territories, so called; and the words "United States" shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3
- subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
- testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
- trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
- United States: shall be construed to include the said district and territories and all dependencies. See North Carolina General Statutes 12-3